Godzilla, King of the Monsters is a comic book series by Marvel Comics.
This series described the adventures and confrontations of Godzilla while he wandered in various regions of the United States, from Alaska to New York City.
The series told original stories and attempted to both fit into the official Toho continuity and avoid referencing it too directly. It also integrated Godzilla into the Marvel Universe, making use of many of its main regular characters such as the Avengers. It was published from 1977 to 1979, neatly fitting between the Showa Period movies and the "VS Series" of the Heisei era.
The general situations of the series were fairly similar to those of the Showa Period movies, but other than Godzilla himself all characters were new creations, albeit in sometimes strangely familiar roles - for instance, Red Ronin somewhat resembles MechaGodzilla in its story role. Likewise, the JSDF are absent but S.H.I.E.L.D. pretty much fills its role in the story, complete with a Behemoth IV Helicarrier to substitute for Super X.
- Marvel's Godzilla, King of the Monsters introduced Godzilla's copyright icon, which would be used in almost every piece of official Godzilla products to follow. Toho would also later create copyright icons for most of their monsters.
- Godzilla has appeared in other Marvel Comics issues that weren't in the 'Godzilla, King of the Monsters' series, but are collected under the series' line. These include: Iron Man #193, Iron Man #194, Iron Man #196, The Thing #31, Uncanny X-Men #506, and Uncanny X-Men #507.